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Why Are We The Way We Are?

Posted by Bill on March 26th, 2009

Many thanks to everyone who sent in their essays following my request on Twitter yesterday:

@RealBillBailey: Ok, your task for today, to write a 140 character essay on “Why we are the way we are”..

Yes – he I did say “140 word essay” originally, but you knew what I meant. Here are my top 25 answers!

@AlmightyHoogs Why we are the way we are is that due to our surroundings and our lifes……err balls i had it there for a second

@deanomarr mam,dad;siblings;peers;love,life,work,play;kids;past,present and future; the sum of all the above + time and experience = me

@dsabar Essay:We propagate in the shade of our parents beliefs & knowledge, then cast adrift on the seas of
our peers’ prejudices

@emmacoomber Is it nature, is it nurture? There are proponents of both, most likely a complex interaction
between the two…

@english_teeth Because we operate within constraints, we are bound by higher forces and must find ways express to ourselves within 140 char

@foxiehaha The Media and custard creams.

@glaikat easy, scrumpy and acid.

@HelenHenderson We are the way we are because Chuck Norris says so :-)

@joeadamfry Nature, Nurture, Sex and Biscuits; and our desire for all four, mediated only by gravity, ignorance, inertia and solipsism.

@JohnnyKGB : Because what else would we be…?

@machupiku essay – because that is
what the Flying Spaghetti Monster (by the power of His noodley appendages) made

@mattimago Due to living in a socially and morally bereft epoch, dependent on the inadequacies of others to feel superior.

@MickPuck (with apologies to John Cooper Clarke) To express oneself with any accuracy in a hundred and forty characters is very diffic

@Monfitz A world where resources are scarce has evolutionarily ingrained a deep sense of greed that affects all the aspects our mind

@noseyparker1 Any chance of you coming to southport? (I JUST LIKE THIS COS IT”S SO RANDOM AND

@OhDaniB Choice. We always have choice, and we choose how and who we “be” at any given moment. Simple, and so complicated.

@P2C2E Because of varying ratios of ingenuity to stupidity as they interact with cause and effect.

@patientman Life is a battle between animal instinct & misunderstood emotions. The only winners are money,
stupidity & laughter.

@philhepple The sun burns us, the night scares us, we are occupied by time/weather, we applaud those who are complete idiots. then death

@RealTamster humans evolve adapting fight love forage being adventuresome mischievous beautifully creating and hatefully tearing down.

@red1hols I am the way I am because if I am facing any other way, I can’t see my monitor.

@reeetpetite A convergence of evolution, genes, environment, experience and general cussedness. And wine.

@tullyapple We are as we are because if we weren’t as we were we wouldn’t be as we are, we would be as we weren’t or rather wouldn’t be.

@VicksG Because of society, it’s expectations and the demands it places on people.

@WGDurrant We are the way we are because of the way we are. If we weren’t the way we were we wouldn’t be the way we are! Us being us makes us us.

Bill Bailey Live: More Dates on Sale

Posted by Bill on March 20th, 2009

Tickets for the Bill Bailey: Live shows in Nottingham, Plymouth and Glasgow are now on general sale.

The Bill Bailey: Live tour will feature much new material as well as including parts of Tinselworm, performed at the Gielgud recently and in the Arena shows.

Links to the ticket booking system for each venue are as follows:

Nottingham Theatre Royal: 27th July – 1st August

Plymouth Theatre Royal: 3rd – 8th August

Glasgow Theatre Royal: 17th – 22nd August

Tickets for other dates/venues are still available. Information on these can be found on the Tour page on the Bill Bailey website.

Episode Three of Behind the Tinsel

Posted by Bombyx Mori on March 20th, 2009

We are proud to bring you the next instalment of Behind The Tinsel from Glassbox TV. Fresh Produce is the third episode in the series, in which Bill tells us how no two shows are the same. He’s just making it up as he goes along, really.

Despite only being three minutes and fifty three seconds in duration, it’s got everything in it. Yep…from Bush nostalgia to West Country Rapping.

Help Bill to win £20,000 for International Animal Rescue

Posted by Bombyx Mori on March 13th, 2009

A lady called Elisa Hembry got in contact with the worms in The Bunker and asked whether Bill would call Christian on Absolute Radio for the rather appropriately named “Who’s calling Christian?” segment, and he did. If enough people vote for him, not only does he get £20,000 for International Animal Rescue, but Elisa gets £20,000 too. So, if you want to try to help the animals (and Elisa), you can vote for Bill via this link – go to the place where it says ‘love it’. You can listen to the telephone call too, if you like.

Bill Bailey: Live

Posted by Bombyx Mori on March 2nd, 2009

Instead of braving the elements by performing at festivals this year, Bill has decided to move indoors where the acoustics are better and the Tibetan Hat stalls are less frequent. Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s seminal work, ‘On the Origin of Species’, Bill will continue to provide the masses with his comedic take on the world, showing us all that he is really is one of a kind.

The Bill Bailey: Live tour will feature much new material as well as including parts of Tinselworm, performed at the Gielgud recently, which was in itself a significant development on from the arena shows.

Before you admonish us severely, we must apologise sincerely as tickets have already gone on sale for The Lowry in Salford and Dublin Olympia without our knowledge, but you can now buy tickets for dates at Oxford and Bristol now.

Additional dates at Glasgow, Nottingham and Plymouth will go on sale soon. Keep an eye on this News blog for further updates, or register for the email newsletter (below) for exclusive pre-sale announcements only available to newsletter subscribers.

All dates and links for purchasing tickets can be found on our Tour page here.